Building the ecosystem

AVPN is building the ecosystem for social investors with an active presence in Thailand - from foundations and impact funds to corporations, intermediaries and beyond.
A middle-income country with strong collective values and proud history of independence, Thailand is an emerging economy, heavily export-dependent, with exports accounting for more than two-thirds of gross domestic product (GDP). Thailand is a pivotal market in SEA owing to the concentration of multinationals in Bangkok. It is a hub for investment companies and NGO’s in SEA. Famous for tourism and hospitality, Thailand has difficulties ahead for sustainable tourism and reducing harm to the environment and could sustain more healthy domestic tourism.


Support deals in Thailand

Support and scale high-impact solutions that have been endorsed by AVPN members throughout Thailand.

Ooca works to eliminate stigmatization associated with mental health conditions and to provide people with direct access to mental health professionals through online mental health platforms and video-call counseling services.


Mapsea Corp.’s job matching platform SEASON is a specialised marine recruitment platform, utilising technology to link marine jobs to the right talent. The returns generated will be directed towards building a marine forest.


We aim to ensure access to high quality, inclusive, and youth-centred life skills and financial literacy for all children and young people worldwide, especially to the most vulnerable.

Education, Employability, Financial Inclusion

Our 5-year project engages local communities to restore 100 hectares of degraded forest in Thailand. Beyond conventional reforestation, we deliver social impact and rigorous climate impact assessment.

Climate Action and Environment, Education, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

The project recovers and converts waste plastic from polluted rivers and land into raw material for plastic production, to replace virgin fossil feedstock, lower GHG emissions and improve livelihoods.

Climate Action and Environment, Conservation, Energy, Gender, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

SOS Food Rescue Project

By Scholars of Sustenance Foundation

Minimize loss of surplus food and improve food equity. SOS rescues surplus food from industries and re-distributes to low-income villages, orphanages and charity org supporting the vulnerable.

Climate Action and Environment, Health, Nutrition

Arts for All

By Slam Out Loud

Leverages art and low tech mediums (WhatsApp, IVRS, Radio) to foster socio-emotional well being and 21st century skills in children from disadvantaged backgrounds during the pandemic.

Arts and Culture, Education, Gender

Mekong Dam Monitor

By Stimson Center Southeast Asia Program

The Mekong Dam Monitor uses remote sensing processes to provide unparalleled, near-real time reporting on reservoir and river conditions to communities and decision makers in the Mekong Basin.

Agriculture, Climate Action and Environment, Energy, Governance


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Building strategic social investment

Thailand has a strong export and agricultural sector, and growing social investment markets, ranked first in healthcare in Southeast Asia, and with many social enterprises operating at scale. They have invested in a good healthcare system which showed resilience in the face of COVID-19.


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Olaf Tchongkrak

UNHCR, Regional Manager for Private Partnerships and Philanthropy

Niall O'Connor

SEI, Director, Asia

Savinda Ranathunga

UNDP, Regional Youth Project Manager

Brad Denig

AWR Lloyd, Managing Director - Innovation & Sustainability

Sunit Shrestha

ChangeFusion, Managing Director

Hoa Piyaka

EWS, Senior Strategy Adviser

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Building strategic social investment

Thailand’s social economy is transitioning to the growth stage, driven by collaborative philanthropy and creative approaches to social funding such as pooled CSR funds.


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Prae Sunantaraks

Mekong Region Director at AVPN